If you’re looking for a nightlife experience that’s cool but classy, check out the restaurants, bars and lounges at luxury hotels. Whether you’re staying there or not, you can still visit for a stylish and sophisticated experience – enjoying cocktails, dinner and sometimes even live music, depending on the hotel. Here are five of my favorite bars, restaurants and lounges in five different cities around the world:
The Nest, Thompson Hotel Seattle, Seattle
The Thompson Hotel in Seattle is ideally situated to give guests access to the city’s vibrant downtown center and the famed Pike Place Market. But be sure to head up to The Nest, the boutique hotel’s rooftop bar on the 12th floor, and you’ll take in sweeping views of the city including Elliott Bay, the iconic Ferris wheel and the Olympic Mountain range. This hot spot is a favorite venue for locals and tourists alike, and it is one of the top places in the city to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and snacks. Open every day from 3 pm to 12 am, The Nest is a bar, lounge and terrace all in one, and it’s the place to see and be seen in Seattle.
Carlton Bar, Carlton Hotel, Cannes
Cannes is a playground for the wealthy, and it attracts the jet-set crowd to its exclusive beaches and luxury hotels. If you’re looking for the ultimate night out, you can’t go wrong in Cannes. The Carlton Bar inside the famed Carlton Hotel, for instance, is the spot to enjoy cocktails along La Croisette (the promenade that stretches along the Mediterranean). There’s a good chance you’ll spot a celebrity, so keep your eyes peeled. It’s a favorite location for stars staying on the ultra-luxe French Riviera.
Davenport Lounge, Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
New Orleans is known for its nightlife, but if you’re looking for something more sophisticated than Bourbon Street, you don’t need to look far. Situated at the edge of the French Quarter, just steps from Bourbon Street, is the luxurious Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. Inside this lavish hotel, you’ll find the Davenport Lounge, named after the hotel’s headline entertainer, Jeremy Davenport. Featuring live music in an intimate and plush setting, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail, wine or champagne.
Beaufort Bar, The Savoy, London
The Savoy isn’t just another five-star hotel in London. Its long history makes it a landmark in the city and one that strives to offer its patrons an unforgettable experience. The cocktail menu, for example, lists a variety unique to The Savoy. The art deco setting inside offers a backdrop to the hotel’s live entertainment. Every night, guests can enjoy performances from well-known stars and rising stars alike.
King Cole Bar, St. Regis, New York City
In New York there’s no shortage of nightlife options, but a tried and true favorite among the city’s elite is the King Cole Bar inside the luxurious St. Regis New York. The bar’s setting, described as “modern glamour,” is ideal for anyone looking for a luxe way to spend the evening. In fact, the famed bar has welcomed guests like Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and John Lennon, and it has been featured in films like Hannah and her Sisters, The First Wives’ Club and The Devil Wears Prada. So sit back and enjoy cocktails and canapes at the world-renowned King Cole Bar.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Originally from Toronto, Natalie DiScala is a writer and editor who now calls Los Angeles home. She worked for leading Canadian design magazine Style at Home for 15 years before taking the plunge and going full-time freelance. She now focuses her attention on her blog Oh! Travelissima where she writes about travel + style. Natalie and her husband, travel expert Johnny Jet, have traveled to 65 countries together and recently welcomed their first child.
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